|Note:||These packs have been inspected and are not included in the 2010 Black Diamond AvaLung Pack Recall|
|Black Diamond Bandit Winter Pack||$71.96|
|Black Diamond Bandit Backpack||$59.91|
I ski Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and this is an ideal pack for the Tetons with all the slackcountry off JHMR & Teton Pass. It is fairly simplistic for day trips, basically it has room for your probe, skins, shovel, & few extra items. It is lightweight & does not feel bulky.
The only con is the smaller size, I upgraded to the medium sized Black Diamond Corvert Avalung pack that I got a deal I could not pass up on. I loved the Bandit pack, it was all I really needed for JHMR slackcountry. However, on trips with more length of hiking/skinning (like Grand Teton Nat'l park for example) it was hard to squeeze in extra supplies into the pack.
If you just wanna do just shorter bc or slackcountry trips this pack for you. This is an ideal to have for a mtn with a lot of slackcountry options.
Perfect fit, really comfortable. Bought it to have some ava-safety and to eliminate size of my Deuter Freerider 26, which feels bulky on sidecountry trips.
The only complain I have for the momemt - I hate when straps are not fixed after adjustment. All straps (shoulder, waist) have about 30cm of hovering belts, and I was surprised when have not found fixes for at least waist straps. Will need to find out the best way to add them.
This is a nice light weight pack and the ski carry is wide enough for any ski you can find. Even with the avalung it is very light. I cant fit my old shovel in it any where so if I want to keep it I will have to get a smaller shovel. I think the only one that will fit is the quick draw shovel made by BD.
I love this pack for small tours and for little trips out of the resort because it holds the load really nicely on your back so that it skis lighter than it really is. Only caution is that it certainly is a small pack, so it requires a little tetris to get skins, trekkers, and other gear in there.
Got this pack for a little more piece of mind in avy-prone areas. Fits nicely, can fit quite a lot inside. Doesn't feel too bad on the lifts, but still pushes you a little off. Haven't had to use the avalung yet, thank goodness. Great pack!
Got this model for my wife who does not like big and bulky packs - sits real well while snowboarding and the avvy feature just adds up to make this a great pack for the snow.
Great Pack! Use it for days on the resort while ducking under ropes. Enough to carry the bare essentials (Avy poles, shovel, couple extra layers, and snacks). Minimalist option, great construction, hardly notice it's there.
Very light and and great for day trips. If you over load it it flops around pretty bad, the waist strap could be a little more secure, and the clips could be a litter bigger and easier to use with gloves.